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Dirty Feet #188 • Marie-Josée Chartier

May 10, 2017

Award winning, multi-faceted artist, Marie-Josée Chartier is presenting work in Ottawa this week. She speaks with Allison about scale, big projects and small projects, her company, Chartier Danse, working with humans, and the voice.

She is presenting Diptych at Series Dance 10 at the Ottawa Dance Directive May 11-13, 2017. The show features two choreographic variations – a study for quartet and a study for soloist – to the musical work of a Canadian composer. The evening will also feature a solo choreographed by Peggy Baker and performed by Jacqueline Ethier.

Dirty Feet #187 • Tristan Henry

May 6, 2017

Dirty Feet Resident Composer, Tristan Henry is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and music teacher based in Montreal. Although we hear his music every episode, the last time he was on the podcast himself was back in 2013 for episode #33: The Musician’s Perspective with Nans Bortuzzo, and David Drury, discuss composing music for dance.

We welcome Tristan back for a short interview and a preview of a few of this new songs from his album, Unprepared Piano, which he is debuting in Ottawa this month at the Steinway Piano Gallery on Thursday, May 18th 2017.

Dirty Feet #186 • The Idea of the North

May 1, 2017

May 12th in Wakefield, QC, Jordan Es is producing the event, Rooted Contemporary Dance. The show is a double bill featuring Jordan’s choreography, The Idea of the North and a shorter work created by Owen Tuf called, Something’s Laughing. Jordan and her collaborating Composer, Jazz musician Dennis Bass, join me for a conversation about their process, the show, and the performing arts scene in Wakefield.

Dirty Feet #185 • Mathilde Papillon

April 15, 2017

Mathilde Papillon describes her vision for bringing together dance and science. She recently gave a TEDxKanata talk on Novel ways to talk science: dancing relativity. A student at the French arts high school, De La Salle, in Ottawa, Mathilde is wasting no time in developing and sharing her ideas.